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We have 10 childcarers in the DH postcode area available for babysitting in Houghton Le Spring and a further 42 in neighbouring postcode areas.

Easy online booking

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  • Book childcare online
  • Available nationwide
  • We'll do all the work
  • Competitive rates
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Total peace of mind

  • All childcarers are reference-checked and continually appraised
  • Every Sitter has professional childcare experience
  • Registration is free - pay nothing until your first booking is complete.

Here's how Sitters works


Start by entering your postcode to set up your FREE
account and read reviews about childcarers local to you.


You can then book childcare online – just select the
date, time and address for your booking.


Choose the local carers you’d prefer us to offer your bookings
to first and we’ll keep you updated of progress by email.


Your childcarer will call you before the booking and you should pay
her for her time at the end. Rates start from just £8.25.


Pay nothing until after you have used Sitters - guaranteed. A booking
fee (£4-£6) and quarterly membership fee (£14.95) will only be
charged to your credit card after your booking has taken place.

Read reviews of approved Sitters local to you

Reviews about local Sitters childcarers...

Lisa babysat for our 2 children aged 11 and 8. They had a great time with her and there were lots of great pictures for us to look at when we got home. She was very reassuring with us and we felt we could go and have some time to ourselves safe in the knowledge our children were being well taken care of.

Mrs W, County Durham, DH2

We met Janice for the 1st time last friday night.She was wonderful and we would love to continue asking her to come and babysit in the future.Our son has been asking when she will be coming to look after him again.Thankyou very much.

Mrs R, Consett, DH8

We used the service for the first time on Tuesday and we were a little nervous how our two children would cope with being left with a stranger. Well we needn't have worried, Nicola was extremely reassuring right from the minute she came into our home. She quickly put us and our children at ease and promised to send texts when the children had settled. I really didn't think they would as they've only ever been out to bed by us and we sit with them until they go to sleep but to our surprise, both children were asleep when we arrived home!! My husband said its the best money we've ever spent! We can't wait to plan our next evening out!

Mrs W, County Durham, DH2